It's all over for the snails.
I've had a snail problem for years. They were everywhere, especially underfoot in the wet weather, so most days they'd be holding snail races up and down the path. The neighbours warned me about them, but I just kept their numbers down, I didn't solve the problem. Apparently they love this pretty purple flower, which flourishes in cracks to paths and walls and especially drainpipes
Then I spotted some damp on the living room wall, which grew and grew and grew.
I thought it was due to another set of cracks in the outside wall, that I filled in feeling smug and competent.
But it didn't stop the damp.
I rang my contacts, but everyone was too busy. Finally I rang my window cleaner. Yep, I know that sounds strange, but he solved a house problem for me before.
His diagnosis? It was the snails wot done it. The snails that had colonised my drainpipe with its covering of pretty purple flowers, and cracked it all the way down...
So now I have a shiny new drainpipe and hopefully a nice dry living room very soon.
Once again the books were abandoned due to my inability to concentrate on anything more taxing than Netflix. So I knew that things were improving when I felt relaxed enough on Wednesday afternoon to read a book for half an hour while waiting outside a special needs appointment. Hooray!
Hope you have lots of reasons to be cheerful too.